Eight year old sacrifices her hair to help child with cancer

An eight-year-old Lossiemouth schoolgirl is so determined to help a cancer-suffering child that she is to have her hair completely removed.

Megan Hester said that she will donate her hair so that it can be turned into a wig and given to a child who has lost all their hair while undergoing cancer treatment.

Megan’s hair will be donated to the Little Princess Trust, a national charity that provides real hair wigs for children who have suffered hair loss. The Trust received a massive boost in 2013 when singer/songwriter Jessie J agreed to donate her hair to the charity.

Another supporter of the charity is Olympic Gold medal winner Joanna Rowsell MBE, who said: “When I first read about the Little Princess Trust I really wanted to get involved and help in any way I could.

“I lost my hair as a 10 year old but was unaware of any wigs made specifically for children.

“Losing your hair as a child can be so upsetting but a real hair wig could make a big difference.”

Megan’s proud mother Lyndsey said: “She is going to have her hair cut on August 30 by the Elgin-based firm ‘Hair by Vicky Ridyard’.

“It costs the Little Princess Trust almost £350 to make a wig, so Megan has set up her own fundraising page to help as far as possible towards the cost.

“We are hoping that people in Moray will recognise the amazing sacrifice Megan is making by donating whatever they can afford to her effort.”

Donations can be made on Megan’s Just Giving page or by sending a text to 70070 quoting MEGH70 and the amount they wish to donate.

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